Mercury drops to 34.8 deg C but summer heat persists

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New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) After a continuous rise since Sunday, the mercury today dropped slightly to 34.8 Degree Celsius in the Capital even as the scorching summer heat continued to confine Delhiites indoors.

The maximum temperature dropped from 35.5 degree C yesterday, to 34.8 degree C. The drop notwithstanding, there was no relief from the scorching heat as the maximum remained two degrees above normal.

The minimum temperature, however, rose to 20.8 degree C, four degrees above normal.

The coming days could witness an intensification of the heat with the weatherman forecasting a rise in maximum temperature to 36 degree C tomorrow.

The Met office has forecast a mainly clear sky in Delhi during the next 24 hours.

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